Murex alabastrumA. Adams, 1864, p. 508-509, [Sowerby II 1879, pl. 21, fig. 191] [Basis of the current name] Type Locality: Martinique Range: 17.2°N to 9.5°N; 83.08°W to 61°W Depth: 6 to 30 m Maximum Reported Size: 29.5 mm Distribution: Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela: unlocalized; Nevis, Martinique References: Robinson & Montoya (1987) W; E. H. Vokes (1992) DdSEM; Hewitt (2003) N; Hewitt (2003b); Hewitt (2005c) T Comments: Vokes's (1992) record from St. Croix is based on the erroneous assumption that it is the type locality of Usticke's Aspella paupercula var. varians (see Hewitt 2003a: 5).
Murex adamsii Kobelt, 1877, [Objective synonym of valid name] References: E. H. Vokes (1992) s Comments: Unnecessary new name for Murex alabastrum A. Adams, 1864, non M. alabaster Reeve, 1845.
Trophon (Aspella) engonatusDall, 1892b, p. 243-244, pl. 13, fig. 6a [Synonym] Type Locality: 'Pliocene beds of Florida at Shell Creek' Maximum Reported Size: 28 mm References: Dall (1892b) M; E. H. Vokes (1992) s Comments: Described as a fossil. Combining Genera: Aspella
Aspella paupercula var. variansUsticke, 1969, p. 15, pl. 3, fig. 692 [Synonym] Type Locality: Antigua (Maid Is.) [by lectotype designation of Boyko & Cordeiro (2001)] Range: 18.2°N to 12°N; 70°W to 61.8°W Maximum Reported Size: 27 mm Distribution: ABC Islands: Aruba; Virgin Islands: St. Thomas; Antigua References: Usticke (1969) NSEWM; E. H. Vokes (1992) s; Boyko & Cordeiro (2001a) T Comments: Also treated as a subspecies by Usticke, therefore available under ICZN Article 45.6.1; see Boyko & Cordeiro (2001a).
Partial List of References
Adams, A. 1864. Description of a new genus and of twelve new species of Mollusca Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 31 507-509. [Stated date: 24 Nov 1863; true date: -- Apr 1864.] Dall, W. H. 1892. Contributions to the Tertiary fauna of Florida, with especial reference to the Miocene silex-beds of Tampa and the Pliocene beds of the Caloosahatchie River. Part II. Streptodont and other gastropods, concluded Transactions of the Wagner Free Institute of Science of Philadelphia 3 [i-vii], 201-473, 1 fold-out map, pls. 13-22. [Stated date: -- Dec 1892.] Usticke, G. W. Nowell. 1969. A Supplementary Listing of New Shells, to be Added to the Check List of the Marine Shells of St. Croix 32 pp., 6 pls. Author: St. Croix. [Stated date: -- Feb 1969.]